Last week I wrote how we checked out of St Lucia at Vieux Fort instead of Soufriere and all the hassle that caused. Well, since we did not raise anchor until after 11am we did not have enough daylight to make the sail all the way to Bequia in the Grenadines (about 45 miles) we had to stop along St Vincent. As we sailed along the coast we were amazed how unpopulated, wild, and rough the northern half of St Vincent was (check out the photo). We sailed until about 6pm, giving us an hour of daylight as a grace, and ended up anchoring in Petit Byahaut.
This turned out to be perfect, because it was right after the St Vincent coast started heading southeast and gave us a great 10-mile sail to Bequia the next morning. The part I loved the most about Petit Byahaut is that it is completely deserted. There are no buildings or even a road to the bay, meaning we had it all to ourselves.
As we were heading in Petit Byahaut was deep, very deep, and I keep wondering if we would actually be able to anchor in here as we headed closer and closer to shore. It finally did shoal up and we found 20 feet of water 300 or so feet from shore and the two sides of the bay. Once in Petit Byahaut it was perfect (although a southern swell will be able to make it into the bay) and the snorkeling on the sides is great.
So if you need a quiet place for the night, Petit Byahaut is a nice bay away from other boats, bars, boat boys, etc.